Woody Allen Ultimo Genio

Autore: Natalio Grueso
Editore: Salani
ISBN: 8869189880
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‘Il cervello è il mio secondo organo preferito’: così afferma Woody Allen in uno dei suoi celebri aforismi. Del resto, la parola più usata dalle decine di persone intervistate per la stesura di questo libro, alle quali è stato chiesto di definire uno tra i più amati cineasti del mondo, è stata ‘genio’. Gente che ha lavorato con lui o ha avuto l’opportunità di conoscerlo molto da vicino, persone che parlano con cognizione di causa, anche se ovviamente Allen non è d’accordo: ‘Io un genio? Allora cosa sono Shakespeare, Mozart o Einstein? No, no, sono solo un comico di Brooklyn che nella vita ha avuto molta fortuna’. Natalio Grueso racconta della gentilezza e grande umiltà del maestro, che, superati gli ottant’anni, non smette di dedicarsi a ciò che più ama – il cinema, la scrittura e il jazz – e rifugge i red carpet, considerando i premi oggetti fatti per ‘prendere polvere’. Un grande genio comico che ha debuttato come ghostwriter e come cabarettista prima di diventare il riferimento della cinematografia del ventesimo e ventunesimo secolo, senza dimenticare le sue origini e i grandi maestri che lo hanno forgiato quando si infilava nei vecchi cinema della sua giovinezza per ammirare i capolavori di Bergman e del neorealismo. Una passione, questa, che condivide con l’autore a cui è legato da una ventennale amicizia, che ha avuto il privilegio di seguire in prima persona la sua storia personale e professionale. Ne nasce un ritratto assolutamente inedito, intimo, sulla sua carriera, le sue fobie, i suoi hobby – tra cui una poco conosciuta passione per la magia – e sul suo modo di lavorare e concepire la vita.

Woody Allen El Ltimo Genio

Autore: Natalio Grueso
Editore: PLAZA & JANES
ISBN: 8401017149
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Con motivo del 80 cumpleaños de Woody Allen, Natalio Grueso, amigo íntimo del cineasta, escribe un libro cómplice y personal sobre el genio neoyorquino, imprescindible para la inmensa legión de seguidores que tiene en todo el mundo. Woody Allen es una de las personalidades más importantes de la cultura de nuestro tiempo. Cineasta, dramaturgo y escritor, tras Chaplin y Groucho Marx, es el último de los grandes maestros de la comedia y la inteligencia aplicada al séptimo arte. Este libro nos muestra al genio neoyorquino en su faceta menos pública y nos invita a conocer un Woody más cercano e íntimo a través de testimonios exclusivos de quienes han tenido el privilegio de conocerlo personalmente y trabajar con él a lo largo de su carrera: desde su pasión temprana por la magia y el humor hasta sus filias y fobias sobre cine, música o literatura pasando por anécdotas inéditas de sus rodajes y sus estancias en España. Algunas frases de Woody Allen: «Mi cerebro es mi segundo órgano favorito.» «La última vez que estuve dentro de una mujer fue cuando visité la Estatua de la Libertad.» «En Beverly Hills no tiran la basura, la convierten en televisión.» «Odio la realidad, pero es el único sitio donde se puede comer un buen filete.» «Más que vivir en el corazón de la gente, me gustaría seguir viviendo en mi apartamento.» «Por alguna razón me aprecian más en Francia que aquí. Los subtítulos deben de ser realmente buenos.» «No puedo escuchar tanto Wagner, ¿sabes? Me entran ganas de invadir Polonia.» «No es que tenga miedo a morirme, es tan solo que no quiero estar allí cuando suceda.» «Me interesa el futuro porque es el lugar donde voy a pasar el resto de mi vida.»

Woody Allen O Ultimo Genio

Autore: NATALIO GRUESO
Editore:
ISBN: 9789896650377
Grandezza: 28,26 MB
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Allan Stewart Königsberg, mais conhecido como Woody Allen, completou oitenta anos no dia 1 de Dezembro de 2015. Natalio Grueso, seu amigo íntimo de há mais de vinte anos, traz-nos uma biografia memorável de um dos maiores ícones do século XX., onde descobrimos, emocionados, as suas paixões, os seus medos e os seus afectos.

Woody Allen

Autore: Eric Lax
Editore:
ISBN: 9780788157448
Grandezza: 40,59 MB
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Few celebrities are as instantly recognizable as Woody Allen. Few are as notoriously shy. And perhaps none are as elusive: Is Woody Allen a comedian who wants to be taken seriously? Or is he a serious artist whose films happen to be funny? The very fact that Eric Lax was granted access to Woody for 4 years in order to research this biography must be counted as a triumph, and what Lax has produced is a marvel of intimacy and insight: a book that traces Allen's career from his precocious start as a gag writer to his apotheosis as a genuine auteur; a book that takes readers behind the scenes of many of his films. Photos.

Side Effects

Autore: Woody Allen
Editore: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345343352
Grandezza: 44,59 MB
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Sixteen pieces show Allen's unique perspective on Socrates, restaurant reviews, the UFO menace, love and passion, and other topics and issues of undying interest.

Wittgenstein S Nephew

Autore: Thomas Bernhard
Editore: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571288421
Grandezza: 19,37 MB
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Thomas Bernhard (1931-1989) has been hailed by Gabriel Josipovici as 'Austria's finest postwar writer' and by George Steiner as 'one of the masters of contemporary European fiction.' Faber Finds is proud to reissue a selection of four of Bernhard's finest novels. Wittgenstein's Nephew (1982) opens in 1967 as two men lie bedridden in separate wings of a Viennese hospital. The narrator, Thomas Bernhard, is stricken with a lung ailment; his friend Paul, nephew of Ludwig Wittgenstein, is suffering from one of his periodic bouts of madness. As their once-casual friendship quickens, these eccentric men begin to see in each other a possible antidote to their feelings of hopelessness and mortality, on the unexpected strength of what they hold in common. 'Furious, obsessive, scathing, absolutely hilarious and oddly beautiful.' Claire Messud, Salon 'A memento mori that approaches genius.' Richard Locke, Wall Street Journal

Woody Allen

Autore: Robert E. Kapsis
Editore: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496804422
Grandezza: 69,91 MB
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This revised and updated edition gathers interviews and profiles covering the entire forty-five year span of Woody Allen’s career as a filmmaker, including detailed discussions of his most popular as well as his most critically acclaimed works. The present collection is a complete update of the volume that first appeared in 2006. In the years since, Allen has continued making movies, including Midnight in Paris and the Oscar-winning Blue Jasmine. While many interviews from the original edition have been retained in the present volume, nine new entries extend the coverage of Allen’s directorial career through 2015. In addition, there is a new, in-depth interview from the period covered in the first edition. Most of the interviews included in the original volume first appeared in such widely known publications and venues as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Playboy. A number of smaller and lesser-known venues are also represented, especially in the new volume. Several interviews from non-American sources add an international perspective on Allen’s work. Materials for the new volume include pieces focusing primarily on Allen’s films as well as broader profiles and interviews that also concentrate on his literary talent. Perhaps Stephen Mamber best describes Allen’s distinctiveness, especially early in his career: “Woody Allen is not the best new American comedy director or the best comedy writer or the best comedy actor, he’s simply the finest combination of all three.”

Getting Even

Autore: Woody Allen
Editore:
ISBN:
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Furious Love

Autore: Sam Kashner
Editore: JR Books Limited
ISBN: 1907532560
Grandezza: 42,25 MB
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DIV A tough Welshman, he was softened by the affections of a breathtakingly beautiful woman: she was a modern-day Cleopatra madly in love with her own Mark Antony. For quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were the king and queen of Hollywood. Yet their two marriages to each other represented much more than outlandish romance. Together, Elizabeth and Richard were a fascinating embodiment of the mores and transgressions of their time and even luminaries like Jacqueline Kennedy looked to them as a barometer of the culture. The enduring glamour, grandeur, drama and bravado embodied in the couple gave rise to the type of rabid gossip and wide-eyed adoration that are the staples of todayÕs media. Using brand-new research and interviews Ð including unique access to Taylor herself, the Burton family, and TaylorÕs extensive personal correspondence Ð this ultimate celebrity biography is the gripping real-life story of a fairy-tale couple whose lives were even grander and more outrageous than the epic films they made. /div

Marianna Sirca

Autore: Grazia Deledda
Editore: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
ISBN: 9780838640685
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Jan Kozma's translation of Marianna Sirca is the near-literal rendering of a novel written by Grazia Deledda (1871-1936), the celebrated Italian author from Sardinia who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926. Almost all of Deledda's stories treat the lives, loves, tragedies, and triumphs of the author's native land - the remote, isolated, and often forbidding island of Sardinia. This new translation includes an introduction that highlights the salient episodes of Grazia Deledda's life and which situates Marianna Sirca both literarily within the author's opera omnia and as part of the general literary trends of the early European twentieth century. Jan Kozma presents the homonymous protagonist, Marianna Sirca, as one of the great literary precursors of the liberated, independent, modern woman - an ironic twist, given the repressive culture in which Marianna lives. The translator also provides numerous explanatory foot-notes that elucidate particular arcane aspects of Sardinian life in the late nineteenth century. Marianna Sirca is a 30-year-old woman of inherited wealth who lives in Nuoro, Sardinia. Because of her strong will and sense of independence, Marianna is the family "black sheep" - refusing to be married off to a distant relative in a social arrangement of convenience. Instead Marianna becomes involved with Simone Sole, a younger man who was a servant in the Sirca household in his youth and who is now an outlaw - wanted for banditry. Against the will of her entire family, the lovers plan to marry, but at Marianna's insistence only after Simone "gets right with the law." The novel traces the story of these two emarginated lovers through various twists and turns, ending with a typical Deleddan flourish that leaves the reader with a real awareness of Sardinian, social mores, values, attitudes, and tradition.